Long Gone George
2x CH & 3x RU Long Gone George is a direct son of our “Stokely’s Diablo Ace”, who is the all time producer of Grouse and Woodcock Champions. “George” is a black and white, 55 pound, short coupled powerhouse! “George” points with a breathtaking, twelve o’clock posture. “George” is the only dog in the history of grouse and woodcock trials to place in championship grouse events in all three grouse regions ( Lake States, Northeast, and Mid Atlantic) in the same year!
“George” runs great in the heat as demonstrated in
the 2001 Kilkenny Open Shooting Dog Classic, when
he ran a wide, driving race, in 93 degree temperatures
for an hour, finished bigger then he started, and was
not watered! “George” also holds the record for the
most Invitational points (The Grouse and Woodcock
Invitational Championship) earned in one year, over
“George’s” Mama is a Commander / Long Gone Sam line bred female with strong lines to Grouse Ridge through “Will” and “Billyboy”.
“George” had a big 2002. Winning big All Age and Shooting Dog events in all three regions,on wild birds, under three different handlers!” In 2003, he won the Shooting Dog stakes on Wild Birds in back to back days!
Hi Lloyd, (Jan 2013)
As you may recall, it was last December 6th that I travelled up to meet you and get introduced to Annie. What a great dog! I get all kinds of compliments on how “sweet” a dog she is. She is fast as lightning, but hunts at a good range and loves the woods. She is on the small side, which is what I wanted, about 36#. She loves to hunt and covers ground with great instinct. She is a sensitive dog so I go easy on her with any reprimands. I still have a ways to go with her pointing, steady to wing and shot etc but we are having FUN. Many times I think of our friend, Jim Knight, and how much I wish he were still around to have fun with us. He would really have enjoyed Annie.
I have watched and enjoyed the videos online with you and Dave Hughes hosted by Paul Fuller. When I play them on the computer and Annie hears your voices and the whistle and bell, she tips her head in curiosity and looks around the room. I have attached a couple of photos of Annie and also her favorite back yard pigeons.
I can’t thank you enough. Keep up your great breeding because I have already told my wife I would like to get another pup from you when Annie gets to be about 8 or so.
All our Best to you & your family for a Happy Holiday Season & a Healthy New Year !!!
Jeff Richardson, (North Attleboro, MA)